A day in the life…
When the need for a rescue comes or if a horse is surrendered, they are fully integrated with the horses at the here at Blue Ribbon Equine Rescue as long as they are deemed healthy.
If the weather is cool, the horses are blanketed. During the hot summer days, the horses are kept in their fanned stalls and then turned out to their pastures in the cooler evenings and night. For their safety, they are brought in during the day if there are storms. They are regularly groomed, receive routine veterinary care, and their hooves are trimmed approximately every five weeks.
In many cases, the horses we take in have special needs. These needs are met without question, and our horses are treated the same as the show horses they live with. If they need surgery that will prolong a healthy live, they will get the surgery (see Beau’s story).
If any of our horses need special food,it will be provided. Many require medication at one time or another, and are given necessary medical care. This is all above and beyond normal veterinary care as well. What this means is that we have to be extra careful with the money we have, but we give the horses the individual care they need.